Timaru Boys' High School

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Timaru Boys' High School
Timaru Boys' High School entrance
211 North Street,
West End,
New Zealand
Coordinates44°23′59″S 171°13′49″E / 44.3997°S 171.2302°E / -44.3997; 171.2302Coordinates: 44°23′59″S 171°13′49″E / 44.3997°S 171.2302°E / -44.3997; 171.2302
TypeState boys school, years 9-13
MottoScientia Postestas Est
(Knowledge Is Power)
Ministry of Education Institution no.360
RectorRod Sparrow, Mr Ross Stevenson (temporarily after Nick McIvor)
School roll661[1]
Socio-economic decile7O[2]

Timaru Boys' High School (also known as TBHS), established in 1880, is a single sex state (public) secondary school located in the port city of Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand. TBHS caters for years 9 - 13 (ages 12 – 19 years).

At the beginning of the 2017 school year, the school had more than 650 students.


There are four Sports Houses, each named after a former rector and led by a house captain. Every one in the school competes in inter-house programs to earn points for their house. These include cross country, athletics, swimming sports, singing, volleyball, basketball and quadball tournaments. The houses compete annually for the Cleland Cup.

Timaru Boys' House Names & their Colours
Dawson Named after L Halket-Dawson, Rector 1880-1887
Hogben Named after George Hogben, Rector 1888-1898
Simmers Named after George A Simmers, Rector 1899-1912
Tait Named after Alan G Tait, Rector 1935-1947


TBHS plays in 5 traditional interschool fixtures:


Timaru Boys' High School 1st XV - Crusaders' Region Secondary Schools' Rugby Championship "The UC Cup."

The 1st XV made it into the finals of the UC Cup for the first time in the 2017 season.

Thomas House Boarding Hostel[edit]

The Thomas House Boarding Hostel is attached to and is an integral part of the school. Built in 1907, Thomas House welcomed in its first 8 boarders in 1908. In 2010 it held just over 80 boarders, by 2017, Thomas House reached capacity with 119 boarders.

Notable alumni[edit]


The arts[edit]


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  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Michael Houstoun". Timaru District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Thomas David Burnett". Timaru District Council. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 1, 2006. Retrieved August 26, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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